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Jacksonville 47 at San Jose 68
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Jacksonville Sharks Jacksonville Sharks 141901447
San Jose SaberCats San Jose SaberCats 621281368

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2015 SaberCats the real #GOAT
Adam Markowitz,

STOCKTON - Twenty wins. No team in professional football history has ever won that many games. And after a 20-1 season only marred by a loss to a previously winless team as a 32-point underdog, the book on the 2015 San Jose SaberCats would be closed with perfection.

SaberCats win ArenaBowl XXVIII, defeat Sharks, 68-47
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats rode a 35-point second half to earn their fourth championship, defeating the Jacksonville Sharks, 68-47 in ArenaBowl XXVIII on Saturday at the Stockton Arena.

ArenaBowl 28 Records & Facts
Adam Markowitz,

STOCKTON - The San Jose SaberCats have defeated the Jacksonville Sharks 68-47 to capture their fourth championship in franchise history. The crack staff at has come up with all of the records and factoids from the game.

SaberCats ride huge third quarter to victory in ArenaBowl
Jonathan Willis,

How about that third quarter? Thanks to great defensive line play, turnover mojo, and a Jacksonville implosion, the San Jose SaberCats turned what was a competitive game into a laugher in just 15 minutes in ArenaBowl XXVIII.

Sharks veteran Micheaux Robinson heals just in time for ArenaBowl
St. Augustine Record

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San Jose SaberCats take 68-47 lead in ArenaBowl XXVIII
Joe Kauffman,

The San Jose SaberCats win ArenaBowl XXVIII 68-47. This is the SaberCats 4th ArenaBowl title. San Jose used the best quarter in the history of the ArenaBowl to turn a 33-27 halftime deficit into a 55-33 lead, and from there, they just rolled to one of the biggest victories in the history of the ArenaBowl.

Jekyll and Hyde Sharks have third quarter meltdown, drop ArenaBowl XXVIII
Adam Markowitz,

STOCKTON - All season long, the Jacksonville Sharks were either really, really good or really, really bad. On this night, they were both. They had the worst individual quarter in ArenaBowl history out of the locker room, taking a 33-27 halftime lead and turning it into a 68-47 defeat.

ArenaFan staff suggests Sharks, SaberCats a close call in ArenaBowl XXVIII
Adam Markowitz,

It took five months to get here, but the day has finally come. ArenaBowl XXVIII will kick off at 7:00 p.m. ET at Stockton Arena between the San Jose SaberCats and the Jacksonville Sharks. Who is going to win the biggest game of the year? Our ArenaFan staff weighs in with its selections.

Sharks Fall to SaberCats in ArenaBowl XXVIII, 68-47
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Sharks led by six points at halftime in ArenaBowl XXVIII, but opened the third quarter with back-to-back turnovers on offense. The miscues allowed the San Jose SaberCats to take the lead for good, as the Sharks fell by a 67-48 count at Stockton Arena on Saturday night.

ArenaBowl: San Jose SaberCats beware the underdog
San Jose Mercury News

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Arena Bowl XXVIII Preview

After finishing as the top seed in the entire league, San Jose was rewarded with home-field advantage throughout the AFL playoffs. After their defeat last week of the Arizona Rattler’s, they earned the right to host Arena Bowl XXVIII.

For slow-starting Jacksonville Sharks, championship rings at stake in ArenaBowl
Florida Times-Union

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Hylton graduate Darius Reynolds next football stop: ArenaBowl XXVIII
Inside NoVA

Given the tight field dimensions, Arena Football teams typically don’t call the type of play Darius Reynolds ran Aug. 22 in the AFL’s National Conference championship game.

Sharks hope comeback ends with ArenaBowl XXVII title
Stockton Record

The Jacksonville Sharks do not have as good a record nor as many championships as the San Jose SaberCats, and they don’t have a coach with the same strong ties to the city where the Arena Football League championship will be decided.

Maka, Stewart Sharks nightmare
Adam Markowitz,

STOCKTON -- Francis Maka and Jason Stewart might be the best one-two punch this league has ever seen at mack linebacker and defensive tackle, and they are going to be the keys for the Jacksonville Sharks to stop if they want any chance to pull off the upset in ArenaBowl XXVIII.

Sharks prepare for ArenaBowl XXVIII
First Coast News

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AFL announces ArenaBowl XXVIII broadcast team
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced the broadcast talent for ArenaBowl XXVIII on ESPN.

No Sykes? Still problems for SJ
Adam Markowitz,

STOCKTON -- You're going to be hard-pressed to find anything the San Jose SaberCats didn't do well this year. They had what amounted to be the best statistical defense in the free substitution era of the AFL, and their offense featured the second-team All-Arena quarterback and the wide receiver of the year.

Sharks veteran Micheaux Robinson heals just in time for ArenaBowl
Florida Times-Union

The Jacksonville Sharks met at the Veterans Memorial Arena Wednesday for an informal walk-through before flying to Stockton, Calif., for Saturday night’s ArenaBowl championship against San Jose.

ArenaBowl: Would SaberCats victory make them greatest of all time?
San Jose Mercury News

Longtime SaberCats fans might be experiencing déjà vu while enjoying their team's run to ArenaBowl XXVIII.

Sharks' Reid named AFL Rookie Of The Year
WJXT Jacksonville

The Arena Football League announced Thursday that Jacksonville defensive back Greg Reid has been named the 2015 AFL Rookie of the Year. Reid was presented with the honor at the AFL Awards Ceremony, held Thursday evening at Stockton Arena.

ArenaFan @ ArenaBowl 28 Blog
Adam Markowitz,

Tommy Gun takes aim at title
Adam Markowitz,

Over the course of the first several years of his AFL career, Tommy Grady developed a few stigmas. He's really tall. He throws a ton of touchdowns. And he never wins the big game. But now that he has gotten the Jacksonville Sharks to the ArenaBowl behind two incredibly good efforts on his part, he can evolve into the really tall quarterback who throws a lot of touchdowns and has won the big one.

ArenaBowl XXVIII Preview
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The National Conference Champion San Jose SaberCats will host American Conference Champion Jacksonville Sharks in ArenaBowl XXVIII on Saturday, August 29th at the Stockton Arena. Kickoff is set for 4:00 pm PDT and you can catch the action on ESPN.

Betting on ArenaBowl XXVIII
Adam Markowitz,

Betting lines are posted for the ArenaBowl, and as of the publishing of this article on Wednesday morning, the San Jose SaberCats are favored by 11.5 points over the Jacksonville Sharks. The total for the game is set at 103.5.

Ross gets another shot at ArenaBowl title
Huntsville Item

Former Hornet star to play in Arena League championship game against San Jose

Former Tarleton football star eyes ArenaBowl XXVIII Championship
Stephenville Empire-Tribune

This weekend Ross will look to dominate on the national stage as the former Texan standout will look to claim his first ArenaBowl Championship when his Jacksonville Sharks square off with the San Jose Sabercats at Stockton Arena in Stockton, California Saturday at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN.

Local sports digest: Television concerns force San Jose SaberCats to play ...
San Jose Mercury News

SaberCats to vie for title in Stockton
Stockton Record

n RecordSaberCats to vie for title in StocktonStockton RecordThe SaberCats (19-1) earned the right to appear in their fifth ArenaBowl with a thrilling 70-67 win over the three-time reigning Arena Football League champion Arizona Rattlers in the National Conference Championship Game last Saturday at Stockton Arena.and more »

ArenaBowl XXVIII Interviews Press Release's exclusive interviews for ArenaBowl XXVIII in Stockton, CA between the San Jose SaberCats and the Jacksonville Sharks.

Don't mean a thing with no ring
Adam Markowitz,

Arizona Rattlers fans, turn your heads. You'll always hold the mark as the most impressive dynasty since the return of the AFL in 2010, and you'll always have a gripe that Reggie Gray's ball never reached the goal line before it came out. But this day belongs to the San Jose SaberCats.

San Jose Knows The Way
Stockton Record

Time to celebrate AFL's finest 24 hours
Adam Markowitz,

I'm not really an "I told you so" type of guy, but I told you so. We just experienced what might have been the best 24-hour period in Arena Football League history. Four epic teams fighting for two spots in ArenaBowl XXVIII, and even right down to the last few moments of both games, it would've taken a brave man to try to predict what combination of clubs would ultimately be headed to the title game.

Between the Pads
Most Passing Yards
310 yards, Grady, Jacksonville
Most Receiving Yards
133 yards, Hills, Jacksonville
Most Rushing Yards
26 yards, Meyer, San Jose
Most Passing TDs
7 TDs, Grady, Jacksonville
Most Receiving TDs
4 TDs, Hills, Jacksonville
Most Rushing TDs
2 TDs, Meyer, San Jose
Longest TD Pass
29 yards, Grady to Hills, Jacksonville
Longest TD Run
17 yards, Meyer, San Jose
Most INTs Thrown
1 INTs, Grady, Jacksonville